Argentina, the best of the best

This is my number one place. I stayed at the Lao Lao the finest hotel in South America.  Wow, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, rappelling, golf. See my story on Argentina. Loa Loa Bariloche Hotel, 5 Star Resort and one of the finest hotles in the world. Surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes, the Hotel has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor vanishing edge swimming-pools, Spa and Healthclub with sauna, Fitness Center and other leisure activities.

Handcrafted boards of solid wood Cypress and Pine-Hemlock were used for the floorings. 
The Hotel has two wings: Ala Bustillo and Lago Moreno wings. The first wing has 162 rooms, overlooking the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro López mountain peak. 
The Lago Moreno wing has 43 deluxe studios and suites overlooking the Moreno Lake Suite.

Llao Llao has five restaurants. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from International Cuisine to our top level traditional food, such as the popular “Llao Llao Tea” which is served overlooking the spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake

It is the lake district, look at this awesome beautiful place.

I went fly fishing for trout here and it was the best place.  Leaving the dock above.  First the fishing then the other activities follow.

Fishing in Bariloche offers everything for the international fly angler including highly diverse trout waters, a variety of lodge accommodations and activities for non-fishing companions.  To the west of Bariloche lie dense temperate rainforests with secluded lakes and emerald rivers (below).

Off to the east, the dry Patagonia steppe is refreshed by large, clear rivers occupied by trophy trout and few anglers.  The main waters around Bariloche are the Manso, Limay and Pichi Leufu Rivers plus Fonck, Moscas and Hess Lakes

With it’s crystal clear waters (above), picturesque views and large quantity of huge fish, the Limay is one of the most renowned rivers in Patagonia. The ratio of rainbows to browns is about 3:1 and multiple trophy fish are released every year. Throughout November the river is high with run off, yet still clear and filled with voracious rainbows averaging 20 inches.  December brings fast dry fly action with mostly caddis flies and some days you just can’t keep them off the hook. January through March offers more technical fishing with dries, nymphs and streamers.

In the fall months of April and May, angler’s focus on size instead of numbers. Five to 15 pound browns enter the river from the lake around late March and can provide anglers with the same size of fish as the Sea Run Browns found in Tierra del Fuego. During this time the fishing is very much like steelheading. We use all types of fishing techniques to catch these fish, however, sinking tips and shooting head lines tend to produce the best results. It should be noted that trophy fish in the 10-15 pound range can be caught during any time of the season

look at the natural beauty above and me below casting on small streams

cold and fast water led to a good day

my guide above was the nicest person that you so much. Other fishing photos at the end.

The Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Golf-Spa course is located in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, surrounded by the majestic Nahuel Huapi lake. Its 18 holes are absolutely unique, offering 360º views while you play, with stunning scenery of mountains, eternal snows and crystal water lakes.

The course creates a charming contrast with the depths of the surrounding centennial woods, inviting the golfer to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

In the Spa they have attained the perfect combination of nature and technology. The most modern techniques in facial and body programs both for men and women blend with delicate aromas and scents creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment


Mountain Biking offers the perfect opportunity for greater contact with nature and better environmental awareness. The region offers the perfect scenery for this type of activity. Ideal to enjoy and have fun with friends, family or in group. Bicycles are available through out the day

Rapelling:  We did a day of rapelling on these awesome cliffs below


Kayaking: Children, teens and adults enjoy the lake and practicing these sports. If you ‘ve never had the opportunity to practice water sports, our staff will give you all the necessary assistance to make your first a memorable experience

Hiking: A backpack, warm, good quality clothing and some additional few things are all you need to start your journey along the tracks and trails at the Nahuel Huapi National Park. There is an endless number of trails to explore in that area. If you are planning to spend the night in the mountain, we recommend you staying at the Club Andino Bariloche huts. Llao Llao offers transfers for the guests signing for this tour.

Ski:  Winter season in Patagonia offers inmaculate ski slopes surrounded by an incredible natural landscape. Llao Llao mountain refuge, strategically located at the base of Mount Catedral, is exclusively set for guests. There are transfers available to and from the ski center, pass sale, equipment rental, and a cosy atmosphere to enjoy a nice and light lunch as well as all other service needed to enjoy a unique skiing experience.